AASD Weekly Update 01-11-18


  • NEW AASD COMMITTEE – ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING The AASD Board of Directors has approved the creation of a new committee within AASD called the AASD Scholarship Committee.  AASD currently offers scholarships that are awarded yearly to children or step-children of our AASD members who are graduating seniors and are going on to a college or vocational program.  The $500 scholarships are funded by annual and lifetime dues collected from retired members of AASD.  The work of this newly-formed committee will be to explore and implement ways to expand and grow the AASD scholarship program.  Co-Chairs of the new committee are Richard Nash, Principal, Madison High and Nancy Picone, Manager, Accounts Payable, Finance Division.  If you would like to serve on this new AASD committee, please contact Donis Coronel at donis@aasdcs.org .  The committee will meet monthly, beginning in February, on the last Monday of the month, from 3:30-5:00 PM at the AASD office.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW AND SIGN UP VIA ERO FOR THE AASD/SDUSD SPRING CONFERENCE (MANDATORY ATTENDANCE FOR ALL AASD MEMBERS).  Our annual AASD/SDUSD Spring Conference will be held on March 20, 2018, from 7:30 AM to 12 noon, at the Scottish Rite Event Center in Mission Valley.  Our theme this year is Find Balance – Keep Moving – a theme that resonates with all of us.  As the great Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”  The AASD Professional Development Committee, co-chaired by John Hensley and Carlos Ramirez, has worked hard to create a morning of professional development and networking that provides AASD members with useful and helpful insight and information to help with finding balance and to help us all keep moving.  Click here  to view the flyer, which provides all of the information about the event, and sign up via ERO soon!  This event is co-hosted by AASD and SDUSD.  The complimentary breakfast is sponsored by CALPRO and Mission Federal Credit Union .  
    The next Workload Work Group meeting will be on February 28 . For previous workload updates click here.
    AASD is keeping certificated workload at the forefront and will continue to advocate for our members!

  • RETIRED AASD CERTIFICATED MEMBERS  --  CHANGE A LIFE ONE HOUR A MONTH!   Lincoln High School is seeking school leaders and retired administrators/central office certificated managers to mentor students at Lincoln High.  Sign up to make a positive impact on the life of an at-risk student!  The 2018 meeting will be held at the Lincoln Library, Room 112, on January 22, 2018, from 7:30-9:00 AM.  Meet your student and exchange information.  Continental breakfast will be provided.  If you have any questions please call Dora Maher at 619-266-6500 ext. 3055 or ext. 2102.  
  • HELPFUL INFORMATION FROM VEBA AND KAISER PERMANENTE Women play many roles in life – moms, sisters, daughters, wives and working women.  Your health matters to you and your family.  Click here for more information about feeling your best and living life to its fullest
  • EMPOWER HOUR HAPPY HOUR --  Empower Hour is for all female administrators, managers, and supervisors (current, aspiring and retired).  Our next Empower Hour event is our Empower Hour Happy Hour – January 18 – and we are going to North County!  Please venture up north to join us, and also spread the word with any colleagues in the North County Area.  We will be at Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, 13000 Oak Knoll Drive, Poway from 5:00-7:00 PM with our speakers around 5:45 PM.  Complimentary appetizers, beverages and door prizes provided.  Thank you to CALPRO, Mission Federal Credit Union, California Casualty, ACSA Region 18 and AASD for sponsoring this event.  Reservations are required – please reserve your spot by clicking on the link below.   Wear your Empower Hour T-shirt and get an extra door prize ticket.
    To view the flyer, click here .

    EMPOWER HOUR T-SHIRTS FOR SALE Empower Hour T-shirts are $20 each.  Purchase one and wear it to an event and get an extra raffle ticket!  Sizes S to XXXL.  If you would like to purchase a shirt, contact Donis Coronel, donis@aasdcs.org  .  To see a photo of the shirt, click here  !  We accept cash, checks, debit and credit cards.

    UPCOMING EMPOWER HOUR EVENTSMore information will be forthcoming!  

                    February 27 – Empowered Women and Self Defense

                    March 14 – Empower Hour Happy Hour (Santee)

                    April 12 – Empower Hour Mental Prep for Interviewing

    Bargaining will commence on January 17, 2018.

    For previous Bargaining updates, please click here  to view the documents.


  • JOB POSTINGS FOR CERTIFICATED POSITIONS AND CLASSIFIED POSITIONS IN THE AASD UNITAASD has been asked to publish the job postings in our Weekly Update.  AASD also suggests that all applicants (classified and certificated) mark their calendars to check weekly for new job postings each Monday.  This way, you will not miss out on a posting you might be interested in (as all jobs in the AASD unit must be posted for 10 days).  Additionally, jobs in other units will be posted.


    None at this time.


    None at this time.

  • SAVE THE DATES FOR AASD EVENTS!  The following dates are for all AASD-sponsored activities during the 2017-18 school year.  Please mark your calendar now and save the date.  These events are for all AASD members - Regular, Affiliate and Retired.  More information will be forthcoming regarding each event.  Our union is only as strong as the membership and your participation! 
  • March 20, 2018, 7:00 am-12:30 pm, Spring P.D. Conference, Scottish Rite Event Center, Mission Valley. Click here to view flyer.
  • May 10, 2018, 4-7 pm, AASD Spring Membership Meeting, Marina Village, Catalina Room (new location)
  • June 22, 2018, 5-10 pm, AASD Summerfest, Marina Village, Seaside Room
  • FREE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY .  The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) are hosting a free leadership academy designed to prepare African-American and other educational professionals to advance in their careers as administrators and to help them build a leadership network for peer-to-peer mentoring, coaching, and career guidance.

    The three-hour academy will include panel discussions that share the career paths undertaken by African-American superintendents to become school leaders in California, as well as presentations from leading search firms and legal experts


    Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the San Diego County Office of Education.  To register, click here http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeswuday42bafd3a&llr=ynx8lxnab 

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL AASD MEMBERS REGARDING WORKERS COMPENSATION.   If you are hurt on the job, you must report it...and report it accurately.  Even if you think you are not going to need medical attention, you must report your injury.  Over the past couple of years, AASD has assisted AASD members who were legitimately hurt at work, but failed to report timely and/or accurately. Their cases were sent to the District Attorney for criminal charges and prosecution (workers compensation fraud), followed by disciplinary action by the District.  When AASD asked the members why they didn’t report timely or accurately, the responses were that they didn’t want the stigma of being a person who is hurt on the job as they felt it would affect their ability to promote!  In fact, one went as far as to say that employees are discouraged by their supervisors to file workers compensation claims.  This is troublesome and concerning to AASD.  If you are hurt on the job, report it immediately, no matter how minor the injury may seem. Be sure the dates reported are accurate.  On the flip side, also be sure that all employees that report to you follow proper procedures for reporting.  Please – never make an employee feel bad about reporting a legitimate work injury! 
  • RETIRED AASD ADMINISTRATORS – MESSAGE FROM THE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION.   The SDCOE is seeking to create a list of retired administrators that would be interested in serving as substitute administrators.  Often, districts across San Diego County contact the County Office of Education for support in finding substitute administrators, and SDCOE would like to create a list to access as necessary.  If you are interested, please submit your name, email, school level (elementary, middle, high school) and best contact number tofabiola.bagula@sdcoe.net . Thank you for your time and attention. 
  • CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS (ACSA).  As was reported in June, the District notified AASD that they will no longer pay their share (50%) of the ACSA dues for AASD members.  For the past three years, AASD and SDUSD had an agreement whereupon the District paid 50% of the cost of ACSA dues and AASD paid 50% of the cost of ACSA dues.  All AASD members were then provided with membership in ACSA, as well as professional development activities as part of the agreement.  The agreement ended 6/30/2017.

    There are many benefits of continuing to be an ACSA Member – as detailed in this handout (click on link).   ACSA is offering a one-year special for AASD members of membership for one dollar ($1) per day.  Dues are deducted 10 times a year (September-June).

    If AASD members are interested in continuing membership with ACSA, please complete the application (click on link) and return it via e-mail to Deborah Burke, ACSA, at dburke@acsa.org. Please review the attached summary of benefits sheet for ACSA membership (click here).

  • PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS.  AASD communicates with members via  personal e-mail address.  We do not communicate via "sandi.net."  If your personal email address changes, please remember to notify AASD by e-mailing our Office Clerk, Jim Costello, at  Jim@aasdcs.org .
  • AASD PROFESSIONAL GROWTH GRANT.  The Administrators Association San Diego City Schools (AASD), in conjunction with the San Diego Unified School District, provides financial grants to members to assist them in their professional growth. Unit members who participate in professional development activities related to job-connected skills or potential careers with the District may qualify to have the cost of registration fees defrayed by available funds up to $100. This includes ACSA-sponsored Academies, Conferences and Institutes.  For more details ... 


  • "BENEFIT HUB" FROM WILD AT WORK.  Check out the discount program by Wild at Work – BenefitHub!  All AASD members have access to thousands of discounts which allows you to save on everything from movies and theme parks to restaurants and sporting events.  In addition to money-saving opportunities, you can also earn cashback on things you buy and use every day!

    This free service provides discounts to theme parks, hotels, and entertainment destinations (i.e., San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Universal Studios, Sea World, etc.). Register online to take advantage of a variety of terrific discounts.  Special offers and discounts are always changing, so check back frequently.  You can purchase and print tickets from the convenience of your home.  Visit their website at www.wildatwork.com (you will be redirected to the "Benefit Hub" website). Click on “Register” and under “Employees,” enter “AASD” for the company name.  If you have any questions about registering, or encounter any problems, call the AASD office for assistance.  If you have any questions about or need assistance with the Wild at Work or Benefit Hub website, you can contact Support at (866) 664-4621.

  • DISCOUNT MOVIE TICKETS.  AASD has both AMC and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal/Edwards/UA) movie passes available to members.  Regal tickets are $8.50 each. These passes have no expiration date and are unrestricted, so they can be used any time and for newly-released movies.  

    The AMC "Black" tickets are $10.25 each, have no expiration date, and do not have any restrictions.  Contact AASD to purchase tickets or if you have any questions.  
  •   SEE'S CANDIES.  See's Candies gift certificates are available for purchase at AASD.  The cost of the gift certificates recently went up $0.55.  A gift certificate for one pound of chocolates is now $16.90 each.  They have no expiration date. The current retail amount for a pound of chocolates is $19.90, which saves you $3.00 per pound.    

    Administrators Association of San Diego (AASD) members qualify for quantity discounts on See's candy at the Quantity Discount Rosecrans store. To redeem your discount, show a valid ID; your AASD member card, and provide our account number 6472612. This discount is only valid at 3751 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110.



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